Come for our 5th annual Apple Brandy release on November 9, 2017 (5 to 9pm) at Yahara Bay Distillers in Fitchburg, Wisconsin, (6250 Nesbitt Rd). We will release our first-ever 750ml bottle of our new 2-year aged Apple Brandy. We will also have available our 3-year aged Apple Brandy from our 2013 crop in 375ml bottles with optional gift boxes.
Both releases are in limited quantities. Our Apple Brandy can be found at these Madison, Milwaukee and other Wisconsin locations below. To order bottles and gift boxes, use the ‘Reserve Now’ button above. Yahara Bay Distillers can also ship purchases of our Apple Brandy to most states, which also makes it easy to give as gifts. And ask for our Apple Brandy at restaurants and retailers you visit.
Locations Our Apple Brandy Is Available
Look for our Barrel-Aged Apple Brandy in Madison at Star Liquor, in Milwaukee at My Office and Lee’s Luxury Lounge and at Sonoma Cellars in Delavan and Oconomowoc, and Tequila Point in Mineral Point, Wisconsin.
The Cider Farm produces America’s only apple brandy made with certified organic, true cider apples. Our methods yield an apple brandy similar to that of the Calvados region of France. Our true cider apples are tannic apple varieties cultivated for hundreds of years for the making of brandy and ciders.
Each of our small batch, single barrel releases are unique for several reasons. There is the vintage effect of each year’s weather. The selection of apples used varies as trees come into production, trees mature, and each year’s weather may favor some varieties over others. Then each barrel used for aging can vary. Each barrel includes wild apple wood from our Farm to add to the brandy’s uniqueness. This year’s 2-yr aged release, from our 2015 harvest, was aged with wild apple wood from The Cider Farm in a charred oak Bourbon barrel previously used to age Bourbon. We will have tasting notes after the barrel is harvested in early November.
We aged our 3-year release from our 2013 apple crop in the brandy barrel from our first release along with wild apple wood from our Farm. This double-wood treatment and longer maturation imparted a light amber color and light toast typical of a Calvados-style apple brandy. It increased the brandy’s complexity while letting the apple shine through. The brandy finishes with notes of burnt sugar and vanilla.
We strive to make our small batch releases reflect our rare ingredients as well as the organically managed ‘terroir’ of The Cider Farm.
Thank you for your interest in our organic farm.
–Deirdre and John
Available: 3-yr available now